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Ciudad Vieja

Ciudad Vieja © Rubén Rojas Gratz
Ciudad Vieja © Rubén Rojas Gratz

Montevideo's ancient city is a vibrant, fascinating district of old buildings and cobbled streets. Weekends see dancers and musicians gather for impromptu performances, while artists have turned many of the decaying, ground-floor apartments into studios and galleries. The old iron gates and street lamps are very photogenic.

All told, visitors will find a wonderful juxtaposition of old and new, making Ciudad Vieja the purest embodiment of Montevideo's evolution.